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ken_ichikawa

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I'm cruising around various jobsites and saw one in my home town..... it seems very very vague as to the pay. A huge pay scale difference from top to bottom. But it is quite specific as to what they want as an employee.

There are about 6 companies in my local area which fit the description of the company. I think I know who it might be.

Would it be kosher to skip the scummy agent and visit these companies directly or to write to them directly. I mean its a pretty small town and I could even drop a letter into each of them or visit them all within a couple of hours.

I mean... my hit rate via agencies tends to be below 5%, while my hit rate for direct applications a few years ago was 100% today it is closer to 50%.

What say you HPC?

Before you guys ask, I'm looking for a UK job because I am serially addicted to skydiving. Such that I regularly look at the skies and dream day dream about it, I think about it all the time. When I jump for the week or two after I am bullet proof. Nothing gets me down I can handle anything.

The problem is with Asia is that if I go there I will have to become a BASE jumper. I'm not ready! (100 more or so jumps and I will be ready) I can only realistically jump in Thailand (Korea they do it from helicopters which means ££££ and only once a year from fixed wing aircraft, Japan's DZ was destroyed and it is also £££££) The philipines DZs are remote and drop from a very low altitude.

What say you HPC crowd?

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Well, as you are addicted to skydiving, risk stats don't mean anything to you. Go with what you feel. :lol:

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Fancy giving this a go, ken?

the gap he goes through at 3.24m ! ****** me! nutter.

I intend to train on wingsuits by October, I should have enough jumps under my belt by October to be cleared for training.

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Sorry. I really am. But you do moan about everything. Everyone is scum of some sort. From what I get from your posts you hate this country and slag it off at any point you can, yet choose to live here.

I don't get it. I'm sure you're a lovely guy.

Perhaps you should look in the mirror some day.

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Ken, if you need a job, apply to all 6 companies direct.

When you take up base-jumping, please post your helmet-camera videos.

Even if you are hopelessly indecisive, I'll miss your posts when you make that inevitable small misjudgement and end up as strawberry jam.

Check out this very well-named site.

http://www.splatula.com/bfl/

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What say you HPC?

Before you guys ask, I'm looking for a UK job because I am serially addicted to skydiving. Such that I regularly look at the skies and dream day dream about it, I think about it all the time. When I jump for the week or two after I am bullet proof. Nothing gets me down I can handle anything.

The problem is with Asia is that if I go there I will have to become a BASE jumper. I'm not ready! (100 more or so jumps and I will be ready) I can only realistically jump in Thailand (Korea they do it from helicopters which means ££££ and only once a year from fixed wing aircraft, Japan's DZ was destroyed and it is also £££££) The philipines DZs are remote and drop from a very low altitude.

What say you HPC crowd?

If your love is skydiving, screw the job.

Looks like a world of opportunity across Asia is awaiting - why not start your own skydiving school. How specialist does the aircraft have to be? What sort of speialist flying experience is needed - are there sutiable number of pilots out there who would be able to do the job?

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If your love is skydiving, screw the job.

Looks like a world of opportunity across Asia is awaiting - why not start your own skydiving school. How specialist does the aircraft have to be? What sort of speialist flying experience is needed - are there sutiable number of pilots out there who would be able to do the job?

Heh who says I'm not thinking of doing that already ;). I already have found an airfield which still exists today in Asia. They have the aircraft there already (though you can just rent a military helicopter like they do in Seoul costs a bit more though) though tbh you can jump out of anything you just need to modify the door (i.e. rip it out). My main problem is severe lack of working capital and no real hard assets to borrow for this project. And thats it as there are a number of instructors and tandem guys who I know who are unemployed.

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Some real advice: it depends on the recruiter. A good one, scumbag or not, will badger the firm on your behalf and get them to make a decision, a bad one will annoy them so much they won't even look at your CV. If you apply direct, most likely your CV will disappear down a black hole and you'll have no chance of finding out why without hassling them so much that they won't hire you now or in the future because they think you're annoying. The reason recruiters exist is because most firms are entirely useless at dealing with potential recruits - they provide a level of indirection allowing both sides to blame someone else for the way the behaved during the hiring process.

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